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Re: Still breezy

Been windy here too Cyndi - like you I'm thoroughly sick of it already.

On 4/7/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I've given up waiting for a non-windy weekend. It is a continual topic
> of discussion around here now, we are all convinced that the weather
> gods hate us for some reason. However at least for the past couple weeks
> it's been windy all week and not just on the weekends so it doesn't feel
> quite so personal. But geez it sure is tiring.  Spring in the desert,
> what can you do.
> I went hiking on Saturday. There is a pretty darn good show of
> wildflowers this year, we got just enough rain to encourage the flowers
> but not so much rain to enable the grass to choke them out.  My friend
> and I did about 10 miles, through a canyon and up over the ridge to
> another valley. Not an eye-popping display of flowers along the way but
> still plenty; some places the trail was lined on both sides by a pretty
> white flower; we saw lots of chia, ceanothus, two or three native
> salvias, poppies, lots more. The breeze never stopped but we were moving
> and it wasn't too cold.
> Sunday we decided to ride out in the poppy fields. It was windy but they
> won't last much longer so we went.  Now that was a sea of flowers. Must
> have been a good 100 acres of nothing but poppies and goldfields, we
> rode into the middle of the field and just let the color fizz in our
> heads.  It's so orange you almost see an afterimage when you look away,
> and the yellow patches just pop. We tried heading up into the little
> hills but it just got windier and windier, it was kind of cold and then
> a pack of motorcycles came by - that area is real popular with the dirt
> bikes - and while the horses were only a little bothered it is so
> irritating to hear them and have to keep watch all the time - so we
> turned back. We might try to take off work and go during the week if the
> wind calms down, because it was incredibly pretty, and hopefully we
> won't see or hear any bikers.
> I finally got the green beans planted and the peas are about an inch
> tall now. I  haven't looked under the row cover to see what the lettuce
> is doing but there's something growing there. Might be just weeds but I
> hope not.  I started weeding the grass out of the dry garden late Sunday
> afternoon.  There are some huge poppies in there, the salvia greggii is
> blooming and so is the oenothera, everything else is still waiting. I
> got about half of it done, but I filled the green waste bin and someone
> down the street was riding a dirt bike around their backyard...and
> around, and around, and around...it was almost 6 pm and I decided to
> stop.
> Now, if someone would just turn off that big fan in the sky...
> Cyndi
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      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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